I attended 15 Ig Nobel prize awards in a row down at Harvard but have missed the last couple, including last night’s – so I’ll have to depend on news coverage to tell you how this annual celebration of scientific goofiness went:
Guardian: A man stung dozens of times by bees, mathematicians who wanted to know whether a man could physically be able to sire 600 sons, and chemists who unboiled an egg were honoured on Thursday night with one of science’s most storied awards, the Ig Nobel prize.
Science: The nostril, the lips, and the shaft of the penis. Those are the most painful places to be stung by a honeybee. At least, if you’re a man. And the author of the study.
BBC: A study showing that nearly all mammals take the same amount of time to urinate has been awarded one of the 2015 Ig Nobel prizes at Harvard University.
Weirdly, I see no coverage in the Globe, which usually does a big to-do. Shameful!
Here’s the whole list of winners. So far as I can tell, there’s nobody from New Hampshire.